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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

With arctic cold headed to the Chicago area and expected to hang around for a few days, all public schools in Oak Park and River Forest announced they'll be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.  

Officials with Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97, River Forest Public Schools District 90, and Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 released statements on Tuesday explaining their plans for the hours and days ahead. 

On Tuesday, OPRF closed its campus at 5 p.m., while D97 canceled all after-school and evening activities for that day, except for aftercare programming provided by organizations such as Hephzibah, Right at School, Apollo and Beye Discovery.

In addition, D97 officials announced that the school board would hold a shortened version of its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday that was "limited to a discussion about time-sensitive agenda items requiring action, including a bond issue," among other items. The board tabled a much-anticipated discussion about the district's draft equity policy for a future board meeting. 

All three districts announced they would cancel all classes and activities on Wednesday and Thursday, with schools expected to resume normal operations on Friday.

Michael Romain    

Email: michael@oakpark.com

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